Ypsilanti Woolen Mills - 1865

  • In 1865, the Ypsilanti Woolen Mills were founded by some leading citizens of the City.

  • The mill was built over the waters of the Huron River at Forest and North Huron Streets.

  • The Union Suit made by the company was displayed at the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair.

  • A special order was made for the Prince of Wales at a cost of $300.

  • The mill ran into financial trouble in the early 1900s, and the buildings were razed by order of the fire marshal in 1933.